AILA Members and litigation experts Brian Green and Stephen Yale-Loehr describe three SCOTUS cases that could have significant implications for the practice of immigration law; the legitimacy of the current U.S. immigration court system could be undermined depending on the rulings.
Michael Vastine describes how he has deployed the “‘categorical approach’ challenging many settled notions about what crimes should have immigration consequences” and previews the upcoming Fall Conference track where “experts will summarize the dominant lines of cases from each Court of Appeal.”
In this blog post, AILA member Shelly Anand and co-author Audrey Moor describe how and why current labor laws fail to protect child workers and urge immigrant rights’ advocates and labor law reform advocates to work together to pass legislative reforms that will ensure clear and lasting protections.
AILA Policy and Practice Counsel ManoLasya Perepa urges AILA members to fill out a quick survey to help us better understand EOIR’s specialized dockets; the information will help determine whether policies are helping address the backlog while upholding due process.
AILA Law Journal author Christopher Boom shares some insights into his recent article, noting that “Taking away appellate rights from noncitizens for not going to their hearings without warning them of this possibility first” is unjust and contrary to the will of Congress.
AILA Law Journal author Madelyn Cox-Guerra shares a bit about her recent article which focused on state court treatment of families as it relates to children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; she hopes the article will spur more research and advocacy.
AILA member Tony Drago describes the impact of using video rather than in-person hearings, writing that while “In 2022, EOIR issued guidance to immigration judges on the use of virtual hearings, but far more clear guidance and standards are needed to ensure fairness.”
AILA’s Practice and Professionalism Center highlights a few recent “Pro Bono High Fives,” featuring AILA members, to inspire and encourage others to use their legal expertise to change lives, and maybe have some fun too!
AILA member Marisabel Alonso encourages all current law students interested in immigration law to take advantage of the many benefits of AILA’s free law student membership and how those benefits can help them during law school and beyond as they become practitioners.
In a video blog post, AILA Law Journal authors Sabrina Damast and Eric Lee explain what the “Doctrine of Consular Nonreviewability” is, why it is important to immigration lawyers, and the current state of the doctrine in federal court litigation.